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Twelve Diverse Health Insurance Industry Leaders Named To Modern Healthcare’s 2020 100 Most Influential People

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on December 8, 2020

AHIP’s Matt Eyles among those honored on this prestigious list

WASHINGTON, DCAmerica’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) congratulates the 12 diverse leaders of health insurance providers named to Modern Healthcare’s 2020 100 Most Influential People – including AHIP president and CEO Matt Eyles.  This prestigious recognition program honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential and impactful leaders in the industry.

“Every day, millions of women and men employed by health insurance providers work to ensure all Americans have access to high-quality, accessible, affordable health coverage,” said Matt Eyles, AHIP president and CEO.  “My colleagues and I are humbled by this award and will work even harder to address the challenges facing our nation in the days, weeks, and months to come.”

Health insurance leaders named to Modern Healthcare’s 2020 100 Most Influential People include:

  • Greg Adams, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
  • Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem, Inc.
  • Bechera Choucair, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals
  • David Cordani, President and CEO, Cigna
  • Matt Eyles, President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Diane Holder, President and CEO, UPMC Health Plan
  • Karen Lynch, Executive Vice President, CVS Health; President, Aetna
  • Larry Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health
  • Michael Neidorff, Chairman, President, and CEO, Centene Corporation
  • Maurice Smith, President and CEO, HCSC
  • Andrea Walsh, President and CEO, HealthPartners
  • Ruth Williams-Brinkley, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic

“Congratulations to our honorees,” said Modern Healthcare’s editor, Aurora Aguilar.  “Every member of this class found ways to help their organization or the government or each other maneuver through unprecedented hardships. The result was often groundbreaking.”

The complete ranking can be found in the December 7, 2020 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, and a feature article and profiles of the winners are available at  Please note that a digital subscription is required to view the online profiles.

About AHIP

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